Posted: 23/03/2015 at 14:03
Marrows - I have a ballot place so think it is the blue start. Can't remember what time I put so no idea what pen etc. Don't we get the final magazine thing this week? Where will you be?
Lou and I spent a fortnight in Turkey in August aqua jogging. He was injured and I was just finding it too hot to run outside even at 5am. There is a P&D schedule somewhere - involves lots of intervals as steady state just too dull in the pool.
Bob - the casualty is fine. Although is now nursing a chin scrape after falling off the trampoline. She's a bit clumsy (might take after her mother in that respect).
Pete/Bob - the plan allows, indeed demands, a number of races to be races hard at all out effort especially in the last few weeks. I guess it's part of the sharpening process and I think is part of the mental toughening as much as anything else. Anyway, the last race is only 5 miles and three weeks out from the marathon so plenty of time for recovery. (And I think the plan schedules a long run the next day to replicate the running on tired legs feeling in the marathon itself).
I don't particularly want to put all my eggs in one basket. Yes, the marathon is my A race but anything could happen - I could fall over, I could wake up with flu, the knee could flare up badly. At least if I've scored a few PB's along the way it won't have been a wasted training cycle.
Bob/Lit - thinking about doing Robin Hood half in September. as it was my first ever half back in 2009 I'd like to go back. website says they are having a new route for 2015 though. Do you know anything about it? Still a PB potential?
Skinny - when you do the tables for Bob's new PB can you take me a pound off? 10st 3 now.